CES 2019: Bosch Announces Virtual Touchscreen for Smart Homes and IoT

CES 2019: Bosch Announces Virtual Touchscreen for Smart Homes and IoT

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At CES, Bosch Sensortec announced the BML100PI, an Interactive Projection Module that enriches smart homes with a virtual touchscreen on every surface, turning ordinary shelves into personal assistants.

The module provides a complete, ready-to-use solution for interactive projection, enabling highly flexible virtual touchscreens. A generated laser beam creates a focus-free image on any surface and then scans it line-by-line to detect any gestures or finger movements. No calibration or adjustment is required for accurate gesture and touch recognition. Module provides a touchscreen with a highly intuitive user experience for any smart home appliances as a fully flexible alternative.

Home device manufacturers can use the BML100PI to create 'smart shelves' consisting of several simultaneous projections on the individual shelves for example in fridges, cupboards, kitchen cabinets or wardrobes. One module can provide touchscreen functionality on up to six different surfaces. "With this Interactive Projection Module any regular shelf can easily be transformed into a personal assistant for the user, greatly enhancing the level of convenience in people’s daily lives," said Stefan Finkbeiner, CEO of Bosch Sensortec.

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